Hosting legal scholars from around the world
The Australian National University's College of Law has a long history of hosting legal scholars from around the world as visitors to Canberra. It is a tradition valued as much by us as by our visitors, and we look forward to welcoming each new arrival into our academic community.
Our Visitors are part of what makes the College a vibrant intellectual and social environment. Most members of the ANU College of Law have been recipients of kind hospitality when visiting other institutions in Australia and around the world, and we welcome the opportunity to reciprocate.
The ANU College of Law is pleased to be able to accommodate a wide range of visitors. Some visitors come for a week, others stay for up to a year.
It is the policy of the Visitors Committee that applications to visit from indigenous scholars (academics and other scholars) working in any law-related area are particularly welcomed.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow Program
Internationally recognised legal experts are invited to visit the College under this program. The College may provide financial support to its Distinguished Visiting Fellows, who contribute directly to the College's teaching, research, or international programs such as our annual Sawer Lecture or our Visiting Mentor Program. For example, as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, has given numerous lectures in our undergraduate and graduate programs during his visits to the College.
Applications for these visiting positions are competitive. The College Visitors Committee meets regularly to determine who can be accepted as part of the program.
Visiting Fellow Program
This program is for established legal academics and practitioners. Visiting Fellows usually stay with us from a week up to six months. Academics who maintain a particularly close relationship with the College through our teaching or research programs may be designated Visiting Fellows.
In addition, our annual academic staff exchange partners from Chuo University in Japan and the University of Alabama in the United States are designated Visiting Fellows.
Visiting Fellows do not receive a salary and in limited circumstances receive financial support.
Visiting Scholar Program
This program is for early career academics and visitors from non-academic areas who want to devote a period of time to sustained research at the College. Many domestic and foreign colleagues have been Visiting Scholars during their first sabbatical, or use the status to return to the ANU for post-doctoral research.
Most Visiting Scholars stay with us for a month to six months and are self-funded.
Visiting Research Student Program
The Visiting Research Student program provides a base for domestic and foreign graduate research students conducting field work in Australia or accessing local resources. Most Visiting Research Students stay with us for a month to six months and are self-funded.
The ANU College of Law does not provide supervision during the stay of Visiting Research Students.
Endeavour Research Fellowship & Endeavour Executive Award
Nominations for the 2014 round (for a visit in 2015) of Endeavour Research Fellowship (including Cheung Kong and the Australia India Education Council Research Fellowship) and Endeavour Executive Award will open in early 2014.